Specialist cadre and MBBS cadre vacant posts will be advertised in Hry soon: Health Minister

  • | Wednesday | 28th February, 2024

Haryana Health, Medical Education and Research Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that the state government is moving forward to create a specialist cadre, and in-principle approval has been given in this regard. The file regarding this matter is with the Finance Department, and as soon as permission is granted, separate vacancies for the specialist cadre and the MBBS cadre will be advertised. He mentioned that for the first time in the state, recruitment of doctors has been conducted on a large scale. Replying to a question during question hour, Vij said that it is commendable that the government is addressing the shortage of doctors and making efforts to recruit them. He provided details of previous recruitments, stating that in 2017-18, 662 posts of doctors were advertised, out of which 554 were appointed. Similarly, in 2020, 954 doctors were appointed. In 2022, out of the 1252 vacancies for doctors, appointment letters were issued to 990 Medical Officers. He further stated that the recruitment process is ongoing, mentioning that currently, there are 5,522 sanctioned posts for doctors in the state, out of which 4,016 are filled, and 1506 posts are currently vacant. He also noted that doctors often resign, leaving positions vacant. However, the government is moving forward to establish a specialist cadre and in-principle approval has been received for the same.  Vij further said that Jan-Aushadhi Kendra will be established in all Civil Hospitals in the state and discussions are underway with the Union government for the same. Pharmacists will also be appointed in these Jan-Aushadhi Kendra.

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